The James Tucker Inspirational Singers take their name from both their father, the late Rev. James Tucker, Sr., longtime Baptist pastor, and the late James Tucker Jr., their brother and longtime director, accompanist and vocalist. This family of musicians has a lineage of gospel singers and preachers. Growing up in Mansfield, Ohio, they acquired local acclaim as young children for their spirited performances for area churches and civic events. Individual members continue to carve out places in music.